Ex Machina #3

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Tony Harris Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 24, 2004

    Tony Harris brings a nice sense of realism to the title as this book is largely free of super-heroics, and yet the book manages to bring a sense of visual importance to the simple moments where the character is dealing with the mundane reality that comes with running the city. There's also a solid sequence where the art essentially takes us inside the head of the character, and the readers are barraged by a flood of interconnected moments, that manages to perfectly convey the chaos and confusion that exists inside the character. There's also a nice ominous vibe set up during the scene where the snowplow killer makes his second attack, as that final page shot is a great visual to carry readers into the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Aug 23, 2004

    Theres a lot to enjoy from the writing in this issue: a shame, then, that things dont really advance in terms of plot as much as we could have hoped this time round. Whilst important character development occurs and we get a lot of insight into how Hundred relates to many of the other characters in the book (Candys personality is nicely established in the opening pages, before a nice exchange between Mitch and his intern, Journal, which is followed by a fun back-and-forth with Wylie, before introducing Kremlin into the contemporary timeline, and so on) it means that the action and plot has to take something of a backseat. Its only really the final pages which give artist Harris a chance to show off some excellent large-scale comic book visuals which jolt us out of the comfort of his clean, simple but effective character work of the rest of the issue. It demonstrates that hes a great choice for this title, and I look forward to seeing more of his work next issue. Read Full Review

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